The Better Business Bureau says a nationwide appliance repair scheme has come to the Riverbend. The Appliance Repair Men is based in Tempe, Arizona, but is apparently listing itself in community directories and on the internet using local phone numbers, fake names, and fake addresses in an effort to make it seem like they are local businesses.
BBB Investigator Bill Smith tells The Big Z in one case, a consumer contacted a listing for Wood River Appliance Repair.
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Smith says that seems to be par for the course with all of the various names this operation is using, including an Alton Appliance Repair listed at 18 E. Broadway. That is actually the address of Mike's Ten-Pin Lounge. He says if a business lists a local address, it's a good idea to verify that the business actually is at that location.